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What an overdraft really costs you

What an overdraft really costs you

Overdrafts can be expensive ways to borrow money. Here's how to clear one. Half of all bank customers use an overdraft when they're short of cash. Yet many don't realise that when they use one it's a form of borrowing. Yep, it's debt!  But since people don't see...

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How to pay in a cheque with your phone

How to pay in a cheque with your phone

Beat the queues (and closing branches) by depositing a cheque with a mobile banking app. Last week I got a cheque. I can't remember the last time I was given one. Suffice to say they're pretty rare nowadays. But it did give me a chance to try out an online banking...

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Save money on the motorway

Save money on the motorway

If you're likely to be bombing up and down the motorway soon, I've got a handful of tricks to help you avoid overpaying on everything from fuel to food. We all know motorway service stations are expensive. It might seem like we're being ripped off, and there's...

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Lessons from getting a new kitchen fitted

Lessons from getting a new kitchen fitted

What went well and what didn't when we got a new kitchen. When we started looking at getting our kitchen replaced I was amazed at just how much new ones can cost. We're possibly talking tens of thousands of pounds. Even budget options don't come cheap.  We...

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How to go to live football matches for less

How to go to live football matches for less

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What an overdraft really costs you

How much will a specialist travel spending card save you?

Even though there are loads of footy matches shown on TV, it's never quite the same as watching it live at a stadium. But it can be pricey to support your team in person. I'm a Crystal Palace fan, and heading to Selhurst Park is one of my 'luxuries', especially now...

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Have you still got any old round pound coins?

Have you still got any old round pound coins?

Is it really worth using a card from the likes of Tandem or Monzo? I've written before about why getting a specialist travel debit or credit card is the best way to pay overseas, but you might be thinking it's more hassle than it's worth. But with the pound at its...

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